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Who Are The Governors ?

Fr. Jack Lusted - Parish Priest

Father Jack has been parish priest in East Grinstead since July 2019 and he has been involved in school governance for many years.


Mrs Claffey - Headteacher

Mrs Claffey has been the Headteacher of St. Peter’s since January 2009.  Previously she has taught in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and in the London Borough of Redbridge.  Mrs Claffey's thoughts on her role as Head teacher and a member of the Governing Body are “I thoroughly enjoy being part of St. Peter’s community, where the feeling of belonging to a family is very powerful and one that I wish to strengthen further still. I strive to work in partnership with the children, parents, staff, governors, local authority and the parish to create a place of excellence where everyone’s success is valued and celebrated."


Mrs Quinlan - Staff Governor

Mrs Quinlan joined St Peter's in September 2022 and is delighted to be a member of the Governing body. She is passionate about children's learning and looks forward to representing the staff, drawing on her teaching experiences. She has enjoyed attending mass in East Grinstead with members of the school community and is invested in maintaining great links between St Peter's and the local parish. 


Mr Antoni Daszewski - Foundation Governor

Antoni was appointed Foundation Governor in July 2023. Antoni has worked in engineering, merchant banking and finally running The Antique Print Shop in East Grinstead, specialising in antique maps. Antoni is a Knight of Malta, helps at the Order's Soup Kitchen for the Homeless in London every week and has been very involved in forming and supporting the Cadets of the Order. Antoni strongly believes in the importance and value of a good education and sound discipline for children and hopes he can use his various skills to the benefit of the School.


Mrs Isabel Fernandez - Foundation Governor

I have been a member of the Catholic Parish, Our Lady & St Peter's for nearly thirty years. I am married and have two children. My background is a mixture of Law and Education and I have worked in both fields during my career. I continue to teach Spanish in several Education centres.


Dr. Dominique Rouse - Foundation Governor

I have spent the last 7 years practicing Medicine in the UK and am a devout Catholic. I am happy to serve the school community offering my skills and my prayers for its betterment.


Mrs Georgina Knight - Parent Governor

Georgie joined as a Parent Governor in November 2019. She has two boys currently at St Peter’s (in Years 6 and 4). She has been a Primary school teacher for 20 years and currently works at a nearby Catholic Primary school. She hopes to be able to use her professional background to support the school and also be a link for parents.

Georgie grew up locally on a farm and enjoys most sports and being outside in the garden. 


Mr David Faragher - Parent Governor

I was elected by the parents of the school in November 2023. I have 4 daughters of which 3 attend St Peter’s (Years R, 2 and 4).

We moved to the area on 2016 and have been actively involved with the school now for the past 5 years.

I look forward to being a representative parent on the Governing Body supporting the continued successes of all connected to St Peter’s.